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SRSG KEATING VISITS HIIRAAN REGION, APPEALS FOR HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION TO MITIGATE DEVASTATING DROUGHT

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating visited Belet Weyne on Thursday, to assess the impact of the drought in Hiiraan region. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), livestock prices have declined, resulting in low purchasing power of most families. It is estimated […]

AU Special Representative congratulates the people of Somalia on the inauguration of the tenth Federal Parliament

AU Special Representative congratulates the people of Somalia on the inauguration of the tenth Federal Parliament

27 December, 2016; Mogadishu, Somalia – The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, congratulates the Federal Government of Somalia, the regional states and the people of Somalia, upon a key milestone reached today, on the inauguration of the 10th Somalia Federal Parliament. This is a […]

UNSOM HOSTS WORKSHOP ON SOMALIA’S NEW POLICING MODEL

UNSOM HOSTS WORKSHOP ON SOMALIA’S NEW POLICING MODEL

A three-day workshop to discuss modalities for implementing Somalia’s New Policing Model was held last week in Baidoa, the administrative capital of South West state. This is the first time the new model has been introduced at the level of a federal member state, following the model’s endorsement by the National Leadership Forum earlier  this […]

Somalia’s Southwest State Ready For Upcoming Lower House Elections – FIEIT Chairman

Somalia’s Southwest State Ready For Upcoming Lower House Elections – FIEIT Chairman

he Chairman of the Federal Indirect Electoral Implementation Team (FIEIT), Mr. Omar Mohamed Abdulle, has expressed confidence in the electoral preparations of the southwest state. The FIEIT chairman, accompanied by his team, spoke during an assessment mission to the southwest administrative town of Baidoa, on Sunday. “The visit is part of a series of other […]

AMISOM and UNOCHA hold first Regional Civil-Military Working Group meeting in Baidoa

AMISOM and UNOCHA hold first Regional Civil-Military Working Group meeting in Baidoa

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) have held the first Regional Civil-Military Working Group meeting in Baidoa to discuss humanitarian facilitation challenges in Bay, Bakool and Gedo regions. The participants were drawn from local and international non-governmental organizations (NGO), UN agencies based in Baidoa […]

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY URGES FEDERAL MEMBER STATE LEADERS TO MEET DEADLINE FOR ELECTION OF UPPER HOUSE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY URGES FEDERAL MEMBER STATE LEADERS TO MEET DEADLINE FOR ELECTION OF UPPER HOUSE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY URGES FEDERAL MEMBER STATE LEADERS TO MEET DEADLINE FOR ELECTION OF UPPER HOUSE  In meetings over the past several days, the United Nations, African Union, Ethiopia, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States have received reassurances from the leaders of the existing and emerging federal member states […]

NEW ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING INAUGURATED IN BAIDOA.

NEW ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING INAUGURATED IN BAIDOA.

A new, multi-purpose building for use by the Interim South West Administration’s (ISWA) ministry of planning and international cooperation has been inaugurated in Baidoa. The facility, which comprises a conference center and administrative offices, will also be used as a major hub for activities related to the 2016 electoral process.  Voting seats in the lower […]

The Right to Freedom of Expression: Striving to Widen Democratic Space in Somalia’s Political Transition

The Right to Freedom of Expression: Striving to Widen Democratic Space in Somalia’s Political Transition

This joint report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) focuses on the right to freedom of opinion and expression in Somalia in the context of the country’s democratic transition. The report assesses progress since 2012 and the challenges to […]

FACT SHEET ON SOMALIA’S 2016 ELECTORAL PROCESS

FACT SHEET ON SOMALIA’S 2016 ELECTORAL PROCESS

The contents of this fact sheet are drawn from decisions that were reached about the electoral process during last year’s series of nationwide consultations about electoral model options and subsequent meetings of the National Leadership Forum. These decisions are contained in the Mogadishu Declaration of the National Consultative Forum issued on 16 December 2015 and […]

East Timor Crocodile Farm Angers Locals

East Timor Crocodile Farm Angers Locals

The East Timorese government is planning to open a crocodile farm on an island where many view the animal as sacred. The aim of the move is to stop an increasing number of people being killed by crocodiles, which has seen a rise since culls ended in 2002. But the plan goes against deeply held […]

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